[Kde-scm-interest] Package splitting

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Wed Jan 27 14:49:39 CET 2010

Em Quarta-feira 27 Janeiro 2010, às 14:02:48, Thomas Zander escreveu:
> On Wednesday 27. January 2010 13.51.10 Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> > > The same happens on backports, though they tend to have a worse effect
> > > as  those break it for everyone else too.
> > 
> > what scenario do you have in mind here?
> User A makes a commit in both koffice/libs koffice/kword
> User B backports to the stable branch this fix by applying the change made
> on koffice/kword but never notices that the change in koffice/libs is
> needed too because that added some API.
> He commits & stable branch doesn't compile anymore.

Solution: don't backport. (at least, let that be the exception, not the rule)

Work in the stable branch and fix stuff there. And merge the stable branch into 
the development branch. You know, just like Qt.

If you change the stable branch, you should be really careful and test it. I 
mean, who backports stuff and doesn't test that the fix worked?

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